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Microsoft CEO eyes Yahoo partnership outside US

Microsoft CEO eyes Yahoo partnership outside US
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First Published: Thu, Nov 05 2009. 10 12 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Nov 05 2009. 10 12 AM IST
Tokyo: Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday the company could look to extend its search engine partnership with Yahoo outside the United States, if it gets regulatory approval.
Earlier this year Microsoft and Yahoo signed a 10-year Web search partnership to challenge Google Inc, a pact that US and European antitrust regulators are evaluating.
“It’s possible that we will extend that partnership (with Yahoo) outside the US,” Ballmer told reporters at a news conference. “We will have to wait and see if we can get approval and consummate that partnership inside the US first.”
Microsoft has said it believes the deal will close in early 2010, and that they can make significant progress on integration in one or two major markets next year.
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First Published: Thu, Nov 05 2009. 10 12 AM IST
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